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Home & Design Trends

Home & Design Trends Volume 7 N.7

Home & Design Trends is one of the most widely read architecture and design magazines in the world today. The Indian edition launched as the Home TRENDS series, the magazine aims to meet the demand for a world-class reference source on architecture and design for the both professionals and home makers alike. With its outstanding and pertinent features, Home & Design Trends raises the bar by catering to the varied and evolving design sensibilities of today's India. This is Bookazine for professionals and is a very practical source of ideas and inspiration with comprehensive details of each project featured. "

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AS we step into a new decade, we take a moment to reflect on the year that’s gone by. We’ve been in a state of flux. But that’s a good sign, isn’t it? It’s indicative of growth, progress and new beginnings. Talking about beginnings, we raise a toast to Ronitaa Italia, our Editor-in-Chief, on her new innings. We are happy to have her back. This issue, we delve into our archives to bring to you some of the most awe-inspiring homes and commercial spaces we’ve featured. In that respect, it’s more a tribute to great architecture and design, a collector’s edition if I may say so. Happy Reading. Happy New Year! To contribute, get your work published, join our team or share feedback, write to us at trends.edit@wwm.co.in…

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editor’s note

HAVE you ever revisited any of your projects and thought about all the things you’d do differently? Have you ever looked at your early work and felt the rush of emotion you’d experienced then as you cracked those complications? Is it even possible to get back into your old skin and think new thoughts? Or stay in your new self and think old thoughts? The thing is, the work we do is usually measured relative to the time and age we’ve done it for. I’d also like to believe that good work is timeless, especially when it comes to design. The engineering and space planning I’ve observed in some of the oldest constructed buildings is unbelievable. They may not have had the tech advantage back then that we have today, but…

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design in context

AROUND THE TABLE The single-leg Mona tables by Diabla Outdoor have received a graphic bent through a collaboration with artist and printmaker Jonathan Lawes. Abstrakt Mona is a set of square and round tables with digitally printed tabletops in palettes of red, white and grey, and pink, blue, white and grey. While the original Mona tables were already quite colourful, this abstract print is meant to perk up the environment it’s placed in, whether indoor or outdoor. PLAYFUL PINKS The Bauhaus movement had a tremendous impact on interior and product designer Sarit Shani Hay, resulting in her latest range of furniture and decor accessories, called The Pink Collection - A Tribute to Bauhaus. The Tel Aviv-based designer has used the characteristics of Bauhaus like geometric forms, clean lines and bold hues, although she…

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design radar

FUTURE FORWARD WASHING AREAS WITH MIRRORS AND CABINETS BY DURAVIT Washing up is one of the most important, and foremost activities in our day. With this understanding, Duravit’s latest mirrors and mirror cabinets have been fitted with innovative technology, like sensor switches and icon technology to control lighting and mirror heating, glare-free lighting, adequate storage facilities and complete ease of installation. HAFELE INTRODUCES ‘5 IDEAS X 5 AREAS’ CONCEPT FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT Last month, Hafele India put forth an innovative concept centred on the number five. The brand introduced five new product ranges, each for a different area of the home, to touch upon everything a homeowner may need when setting up their primary living spaces. The products under the ‘5x5’ concept include smart furniture lights, a bathroom range, space optimisation devices, digital…

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INTO THE HEDGE BY SO-IL COLUMBUS, INDIANA This hammock-like installation is an interesting preservation effort for materials having a life after use. Into the Hedge takes a critical approach to preservation and material use, while also creating a memorable experience in the form of modern architecture. The installation uses 70-year-old trees due to be replaced at another site, which will then remain planted here, nylon webbing that will later be used to create handbags, and gabions, mulch, limestone and planter stakes that will be recycled into local infrastructure projects. LE CUBE BY MANA AND SCOTT OSTER PARIS, FRANCE Stage and sculpture, circle and square - Le Cube by ex-skater, curator and designer Scott Oster, and architecture firm MANA, now stands seemingly suspended in the Le Bon Marche department store in Paris. A modern interpretation of…

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natural vs. man-made

Around the globe, we’re building at an unprecendented rate, and nature is having trouble keeping up. Studio Marco Vermeulen offered a new approach to building at the Dutch Design Week this year, with Biobasecamp - a sustainable, all-wood pavilion that eschews use of concrete and steel and instead, opts for reusable timber and old poplar trunks. The pavilion is the studio’s way of opening up future possibilities of building only with trees. The deck is built of large-sized, removable slats made of cross-layer glued wood that can be reused as flooring in homes. Old Brabant poplars, originally grown to produce clogs and matches, were replanted from a motorway, where they were at a risk of falling over because of their age, and used as pillars holding up the pavilion. Amongst the trees…